Saturday, 22 July 2017

A Frog Called Rod

A Frog Called Rod is a new story for Primary school kids. Its creators, known as the Ley Street Bunch, are so-named as they are all users of NottsCC’s social services project at  Netherfield's Ley Street Day Centre. 

The book, telling of a pink frog who makes friends with a multi-coloured elephant, explores differences and tolerance, something its authors, all adults with learning difficulties and physical disabilities, wanted to write about. All the storytellers and illustrators live in the Carlton-Colwick-Netherfield area of Nottingham.

The project came out of a group called Talking Shop, with encouragement and expertise from support assistant Julie Hampson and local author Julie Malone.  

With their debut set for bookshops later this year there is already a second book in the pipeline.


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